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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Blackwater River near Blue Lick are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Valley City Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 37
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): 6.5

Historic Crests
(1) 41.53 ft on 10/03/1986
(2) 36.25 ft on 05/18/1990
(3) 35.36 ft on 05/20/1995
(4) 35.15 ft on 04/13/1994
(5) 34.84 ft on 06/08/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 30.05 ft on 06/02/2022
(2) 26.01 ft on 05/03/2022
(3) 25.29 ft on 05/01/2022
(4) 25.28 ft on 03/23/2022
(5) 32.75 ft on 06/25/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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37 County Road 339 also known as Old U.S. Highway 65 is flooded about 0.2 miles north of the Blackwater River.
31 The Missouri-Pacific railroad tracks are overtopped.
29 Livestock in pastures along the river may be endangered. Extensive damage also occurs to cropland and pasture.
24 Cropland and pastures along the river flood.
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6.5 River nears zero flow.

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Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
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